Linda's work regularly appears in the Boston Globe Ideas section, Atlas Obscura, Smithsonian magazine, and The Guardian. Below is a small selection of clips; more available upon request.
Mental Floss and MentalFloss.com
The Explosive History of Food
Cover story on how food -- what we eat, where we get it, even how we cook it -- has been shaping our destinies
American Way magazine
11 Princesses Behaving Badly
November 19, 2013
Canny marketing has radically democratized the notion of being a princess, turning something that was once a birthright of a very few into a birthright of pretty much anyone who likes the colour pink. But real princesses are much, much more complex—because real princesses were actual humans, not cardboard cut-outs.
Humans make a mess, but invasives get the blame
November 27, 2016
Invasive species have been branded the second worst thing to happen to nature since humans. But for a growing minority of biologists, conservationists, ecologists, and environmental writers, the answer to what we should do about them is simple: Nothing.
Trump's signature is 'horrifying', but should you care?
February 1, 2017
President Donald Trump's signature is tight, controlled, scrawled in dark felt-tip pen, with strong upward strokes and little space between the letters; “DonaldJTrump” runs together — bold, upright and jagged. It's not a pretty signature -- but should we care?
Why is Shakespeare Still So Popular? For the Same Reason Tolstoy Hated Him
April 22, 2016
Leo Tolstoy hated Shakespeare. Why do the rest of us still love him, a playwright who died before the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, several major wars, and the advent of the technology that dominates our lives today?